Q. One or more chapters of my dissertation was already published as a journal article. Can I submit a copy of the published article as part of my dissertation submission?
Answered By: Rachel Pinotti Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 Views: 5
Congratulations on being published in an academic journal! While you can include the content of the article in your dissertation, the content will need to be reformatted according to the formatting requirements of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Please note that it is the graduate school, not the library, which sets the formatting requirements. The library's role is to assist you with the submission process and to ensure submissions conform to the requirements set by the school.
In addition to reformatting the content, you will also need to upload documentation that you have obtained permission to republish the material as part of your dissertation. Many publishers offer blanket permission on their website for the author re-use article contents as part of their own dissertation/thesis. In this case, you can simply upload a print-to-PDF copy of this information. Other publishers require that authors specifically request permission to reuse the contents of their article in their dissertation/thesis, in which case you will need to seek through the publisher's permissions department and upload the written permissions statement you receive. If you have any questions or need help obtaining permissions, feel free to contact us so we can assist you.